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Used to

USED TO se utiliza para hablar de hbito, actividad regular o situacin del


pasado. I used to cycle to school. We didnt use to have a video recorder. Where did you use to live?

Affirmative
I used to live in London He used to live in London She used to live in London It used to live in London You used to live in London We used to live in London They used to live in London

Negative
I didnt use to live in London He didnt use to live in London She didnt use to live in London It didnt use to live in London You didnt use to live in London We didnt use to live in London They didnt use to live in London

Questions
Did I use to live in London? Did he use to live in London? Did she use to live in London? Did it use to live in London? Did you use to live in London? Did we use to live in London? Did they use to live in London?

Get used to
GET USED TO se utiliza cuando algo extrao va convirtindose en familiar o
normal.

They got used to working nights. Hes getting used to wearing glasses.

INFINITIVE: To get used to walking to work PRESENT CONTINUOUS: Im getting used to walking to work PAST SIMPLE: I got used to walking to work PAST CONTINUOUS: I was getting used to walking to work PRESENT PERFECT: Ive got used to walking to work

PAST PERFECT: Id got used to walking to work WILL: Ill get used to walking to work GOING TO: Im going to get used to walking to work FUTURE CONTINUOUS: Ill be getting used to walking to work FUTURE PERFECT: Ill have to got used to walking to work

Be used to
BE USED TO se utiliza cuando algo deja de ser extrao o desconocido, y se
convierte en normal.

Shes used to driving on the motorway. Were used to having sandwiches for lunch.

BE USED TO + -ing

INFINITIVE: To be used to waking up early PRESENT SIMPLE: Im used to waking up early PAST SIMPLE: I was used to waking up early

PRESENT PERFECT: Ive been used to waking up early PAST PERFECT: Id been used to waking up early WILL: Ill used to waking up early

WOULD
Tambin se puede utilizar la estructura WOULD + INFINITIVO para hablar de hbitos del pasado. Sin embargo, en el ingls moderno de uso diario, would es mucho menos frecuente que used to o el pasado simple. When I was a child, I would spend my holidays there.

Cuando era nio pasaba las vacaciones all.


O:

When I was a child, I used to spent my holidays there.

WOULD no se utiliza para referirse a estados del pasado. En ese caso se debe emplear used to o el pasado simple. When I was younger, I used to like sweets.

Cuando era ms joven me gustaban los dulces. O:


When I was younger, I liked sweets. PERO NO When I was younger, I wouldnt like sweets.

Ejercicios
A. Rewrite the sentences about a mans life 20 years ago. Use used or didnt to.
1) He had long hair. . 2) He played football. . 3) He rode a BMW. . 4) Did he ware glasses? . 5) He went out with girls. . 6) He didnt talk to himself. .

A. Respuestas correctas.
1) He had long hair. He used to have long hair. 2) He played football. He used to play football. 3) He rode a BMW. He used to ride a BMW. 4) Did he ware glasses? Did he use to wear glasses? 5) He went out with girls. He used to go out with girls. 6) He didnt talk to himself. He didnt use to talk to himself.

B. Complete the sentences with used to or the past simple. Use used to where possible.
1) When George Clooney was young, he (wear) glasses. 2) Brad Pitt (give) out adverts, in a chicken suit, for El Pollo Loco restaurant in Los Angeles. 3) Before she (write) Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling (teach) English in Portugal. 4) Ricky Martin (be) an actor on an American TV show. After two years he (decide) to concentrate on his singing career. 5) Tom Cruise (change) his name when he was twelve. He (have) the name Thoms Mapother IV!

B. Respuestas correctas.
1) When George Clooney was young, he used to wear glasses. 2) Brad Pitt used to give out adverts, in a chicken suit, for El Pollo Loco restaurant in Los Angeles. 3) Before she wrote Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling used to teach English in Portugal. 4) Ricky Martin used to be an actor on an American TV show. After two years he decided to concentrate on his singing career. 5) Tom Cruise changed his name when he was twelve. He used to have the name Thoms Mapother IV!

C. Write sentences. Use the correct form of used to.


1) I / have / long hair 2) James / not / enjoy / football 3) I / not / use / my mobile phone very often 4) Rena / read / a lot of books 5) Carla / not / believe in ghosts 6) my grandparents / not / have / a television 7) my dad / play / the guitar 8) you / wear / black all the time

C. Respuestas correctas.
1) I / have / long hair I used to have long hair. 2) James / not / enjoy / football James didnt use to enjoy football. 3) I / not / use / my mobile phone very often I didnt use to use my mobile phone very often. 4) Rena / read / a lot of books Rena used to read a lot of books. My grandparents didnt use to have a television. 7) my dad / play / the guitar My dad used to play the guitar. 8) you / wear / black all the time You used to wear black all the time. 5) Carla / not / believe in ghosts Carla didnt use to believe in ghosts. 6) my grandparents / not / have / a television

D. Complete the interview with the correct form of the list (not be, play, do, talk, watch, listen, play, go, not have)
Luis: Grandma, did you .. computer games when you were young? Grandma: Of course not! There .. any computers. Luis: Did you .. TV? Grandma: Not much. When I was your age, we didnt have one. I .. to my friends house to watch my favorite programme. Luis: So what did you .. after school? Grandma: We .. with dolls. Luis: And did you .. to your friends on the phone? Grandma: No! We .. our own phone. We shared it with three other families. We . to hear their conversations.

D. Respuestas correctas.
Luis: Grandma, did you use to play computer games when you were young? Grandma: Of course not! There werent any computers. Luis: Did you use to watch TV? Grandma: Not much. When I was your age, we didnt have one. I used to go to my friends house to watch my favorite programme. Luis: So what did you use to do after school? Grandma: We used to play with dolls. Luis: And did you use to talk to your friends on the phone? Grandma: No! We didnt have our own phone. We shared it with three other families. We used to hear their conversations.

E. Complete the sentences. Use the words in brackets and the correct form of used to.
1) .. long hair? (you / have) 2) We .. to Germany on holiday every year. (go) 3) I .. squid. (not like) 4) .. in London. (your parents / live) 5) I .. my friends every day. (see) 6) My father .. in an office (not work)

E. Las respuestas correctas.


1) Did you use to have long hair? (you / have) 2) We used to go to Germany on holiday every year. (go) 3) I didnt use to like squid. (not like) 4) Your parents used to live in London. (your parents / live) 5) I used to see my friends every day. (see) 6) My father didnt use to work in an office (not work)

F. Write sentences. Use the present simple, the past simple, the past continuous or used to.
1) I / play / chess / when / I / be / at primary school ........ 2) they / drive / home / when / they / see / an accident ........ 3) John / break / his leg / while / he / ski ........ 4) she / not ride / a bike / but now / she / cycle / everywhere ........ 5) I / not drink / coffee / but now / I / love / it ........ 6) you not be / at home / when / I call ........

F. Respuestas correctas.
1) I / play / chess / when / I / be / at primary school I used to play chess when I was at primary school. 2) they / drive / home / when / they / see / an accident They were driving home when they saw an accident. 3) John / break / his leg / while / he / ski John broke his leg while he was skiing. 4) she / not ride / a bike / but now / she / cycle / everywhere She didnt use to ride a bike but now she is cycling everywhere. 5) I / not drink / coffee / but now / I / love / it I didnt use to drink coffee but now I love it. 6) you not be / at home / when / I call You werent at home when I called.

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G. Rewrite the sentences with the correct form of used to


1) I the past, I played chess. ........ 2) Were you friends with Ann before? ........ 3) She didnt have short hair before ........ 4) When I was little, I wanted to be an astronaut ........ 5) Did Sean play basketball before? ........ 6) Our teachers never gave us so much homework ........

G. Respuestas correctas.
1) I the past, I played chess. I used to play chess. 2) Were you friends with Ann before? Did you use to be friends with Ann? 3) She didnt have short hair before She didnt use to have short hair. 4) When I was little, I wanted to be an astronaut I used to want to be an astronaut. 5) Did Sean play basketball before? Did Sean use to play basketball? 6) Our teachers never gave us so much homework Our teachers never use to give us so much homework.

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H. Choose the correct option.


My grandparents (used to / would) live in a small village in the country. When I was a child, I (used to / use to) spend part of the summer holidays with them. I (used / would) stay there for two or three weeks and my grandmother (used to / wouldnt) cook wonderful meals. I (didnt used to / wouldnt) get up until 11 am. It was fantastic! My grandfather (used to / would) have a boat and he (use to / would) take me fishing. We (use to / would) eat the fish for dinner. As I got older, I (didnt use to / wouldnt) like going there so much because I wanted to stay with my friends in the city.

H. Respuestas correctas.
My grandparents used to live in a small village in the country. When I was a child, I used to spend part of the summer holidays with them. I would stay there for two or three weeks and my grandmother used to cook wonderful meals. I wouldnt get up until 11 am. It was fantastic! My grandfather used to have a boat and he would take me fishing. We would eat the fish for dinner. As I got older, I didnt use to like going there so much because I wanted to stay with my friends in the city.

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